SIG member Marcin Matejko has won Gold for his scratch built Meteor kit on Scale Model World 2013!
Well done and of course well deserved for it is a stunning kit (see "All wrong" - How to build a model of "Meteor" based on the Lindberg 1/32 scale kit.)
Marcin is definitely the person to beat if you want to win next year!
This year we were back at Telford with a bigger table than ever; 18 ft at our disposition to display our models. Also we were at poll position; right at the main entrance opposite to the Airfix stand (I still have a weak spot for them).
Since the appearance of the Bent Throttles number 2 in February 1997 Anders Bruun has been the leader of the IPMS Racing & Record Aircraft Special Interest Group. After running the SIG for 15½ years he called it a day.
In all the intervening years he has seen to the publication and distribution of 53 Bent Throttles, filled for a large part with articles from his own hand. For me and my fellow members receiving the envelope from Sweden was always a joyful moment filled with anticipation of what the new 'BT' would bring.
So hats off to you Anders Bruun! (Or should I say 'Hattar av dig'?)
For his accomplishments in all these years Anders has earned the title 'Honorary Member' of the SIG.